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Charles R “Charlie” PowersAge: 68 years18251893

Charles R “Charlie” Powers
Given names
Charles R
Birth January 10, 1825 27 23
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Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 6 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 10 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Death of a paternal grandfatherBarnabus Powers
January 26, 1842 (Age 17 years)

MarriageMalinda EdwardsView this family
November 20, 1845 (Age 20 years)
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 20 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 31 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#1Archie Barnabus Powers
March 25, 1864 (Age 39 years)
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 36 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 41 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 41 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 43 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death of a motherHenrietta Robinson
December 1875 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Brooks Powers
1876 (Age 50 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 52 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ethel Gladys Powers
January 2, 1893 (Age 67 years)
Death August 24, 1893 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Erin Cemetery
Last change July 25, 201909:43:30

by: Barry Shemwell
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William Brooks Powers
Birth: November 8, 1797 25 27Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1876Cumberland, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Charles R “Charlie” Powers
Birth: January 10, 1825 27 23South Carolina, United States
Death: August 24, 1893Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
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Charles R “Charlie” Powers
Birth: January 10, 1825 27 23South Carolina, United States
Death: August 24, 1893Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: November 20, 1845Cumberland City, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
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